Here is a look at this weekends events in East Contra Costa County where there is a neighborhood cleanup, concerts, and a Child Safety Seat Inspections & Trigger Safety Gun Locks
Here is a rundown of what is happening in East County:
The Antioch Police Department is excited to announce the 54th installment of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program will occur on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the neighborhoods surrounding Marsh Elementary School.
Volunteers should report to the parking lot of Marsh Elementary located at 2304 G Street.
This is a collaborative community effort which involves active participation from The Antioch Police Department Crime Prevention Commission; Neighborhood Watch Program; Volunteers in Police Service; community volunteers and the Public Works Department.
Brownstone Gardens Bridal Boot Camp
Open to the public, this free event begins workouts on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am throughout the summer and into the fall. The series will be led by Mary and Brandon Collins, independent Beachbody Coaches. Participants need to bring a Yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. Brownstone Gardens is located at 91 Brownstone Road in Oakley.
Cup of Joe with Assemblyman Jim Frazier
Join Assemblymember Frazier for coffee and conversation 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Black Bear Diner. Jim will be available to discuss current legislative issues and respond to your questions, ideas and concerns regarding state government. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Visit Jim’s website at http://www.asmdc.org/members/a11/ to RSVP now!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Black Bear Diner
3201 Main Street
Oakley, CA 94561
Safety Fair: Child Safety Seat Inspections & Trigger Safety Gun Locks
The Oakley Police, the California Highway Patrol, the Contra Costa Library and La Clinica will be available to assist with Trigger Safety Gun Locks, child safety seat inspections, information concerning Covered California enrollment and story time for the kids.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Freedom High School (Covered Parking Lot)
1050 Neroly Road
Oakley, CA 94561
For more information, please call the District Office at 925-778-5790 or 707-399-3011.
Brentwood Farmers Market
The farmers market will run on Saturdays between March 15 through November 22 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm located at First Street between Oak and Chestnut.
Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concerts begin Saturday, July 5th
For the 10th year, the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concert Series in downtown Antioch. Concerts will be held in Waldie Plaza, located at 2nd & I Streets, from 6 – 8 PM every Saturday in July and August. The downtown, river view location brings back visions of old fashioned events for audiences of all ages. During the concerts the trains passing through town add to the crowd’s enjoyment Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is no seating in the plaza.
The concert’s major funder is the Lesher Foundation, along with support from the City of Antioch, East County Times, Republic Services, NRG, Clay Millias & Co, LLP and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce. Without these generous sponsors, the summer concert series could not be possible.
Bands scheduled for the 2014 series are all local, have played at prior summer concerts and are proven crowd favorites. The line-up is:
- August 2nd: Nicky Depalola, Dance and Rock & Roll from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
- August 9th: The Love Handles, 70′s, 80′s & 90′s Dance Rock & Roll
- August 16th: Rodeo House, Today’s Country, August 23rd: Against Leo, Rock & Roll and Blues
- August 30th and features Tuck & Roll, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Summer_Concerts.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
El Campanil Theatre: “Enchanted”
“A Journey Through Disney and More…”
Saturday August 16, 2014 3:00 pm (Please Note New Time)
Come see some of Contra Costa County’s most talented young singers. Join us for the most entertaining evening of magical, whimsical, and enchanting music you’ll ever hear all compiled in to one show… If you love Disney music and the Broadway musical Wicked, you will love this show!!.
More Information/Buy Tickets, click here
World Breastfeeding Week Celebrated Across Contra Costa County Aug. 1-7
Breastfeeding is essential to infant health, and community partners across Contra Costa County are committed to helping moms and babies nurse. Please join us for information, support and fun at several free events planned during the 22nd annual World Breastfeeding Week celebration, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7.
Research shows that infants who are breastfed for at least the first six months experience five times fewer illnesses, three times fewer ear infections and are less likely to develop asthma or become obese. Mothers who breastfeed lose postpartum weight faster and have lower risks of ovarian and breast cancer.
World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated in more than 170 other countries, is intended to highlight the important health benefits of breastfeeding. To support these benefits, advice and help for new and expecting moms is also available year round.
For more information, contact your healthcare provider or call the Contra Costa Breastfeeding Advice Line at 1-866-878-7767. Additional breastfeeding resources are available at cchealth.org/services/breastfeeding/.
Saturday, Aug. 2 (Antioch)
Moms and families are welcome at the Contra Costa County Community Baby Shower, focused on fighting health disparities affecting African-Americans, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch, 3415 Oakley Rd., Antioch. The event includes free food, workshops, access to health resources and fun prizes. For information or to register, call 925-646-5200.
Monday, Aug. 4 (Martinez)
The “Breast Milk Express” pulls into the main lobby at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., carrying experts and resources to support breastfeeding, from prenatal help to postpartum outpatient services. Please join us at 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez.
Tuesday, Aug. 5 (Martinez)
The “Breast Milk Express” returns to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center lobby, while the Contra Costa WIC Program staffs a Lactation Station at the Farmers’ Market in the parking lot with lactation supplies and experts who offer hands-on advice and a quiet spot to nurse. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave. in Martinez.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 (Concord and Brentwood)
Contra Costa WIC Program hosts afternoon celebrations at clinics in Concord and Brentwood, featuring education and referrals, nutrition information and games for breastfeeding moms and WIC consumers. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties will offer free produce. The events run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2355 Stanwell Circle in Concord and 171 Sand Creek Road, Suite A, in Brentwood.
Thursday, Aug. 7 (Pittsburg and Richmond)
Contra Costa WIC Program hosts afternoon celebrations at clinics in Pittsburg and Richmond with the same attractions, including free produce from the Food Bank. The events run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2311 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg and 100 38th Street in Richmond.
Downtown Brentwood Coalition
August 2: Classic Car Show
The Downtown Brentwood Coalition hosts its annual “Hot August Days” Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2, from 2 – 6pm at First and Oak Streets downtown. Free admission. Music by The Citations. Hot dogs and hamburgers by American Veterans; afterward feel free to visit our downtown-area restaurants for dinner. To register your classic car for the show, call Annette @ 925-634-5900. To participate as a (products, services, artists) vendor for the street faire portion of this event, contact Kerri @ 925-858-6220. Visit www.brentwooddowntown.com for more information.
Sept. 6: Brentwood Idol Competition
The Downtown Brentwood Coalition hosts its annual “Brentwood Idol” competition for both Adults and Youths categories on Saturday, September 6, from 2 – 6pm at First and Oak Streets downtown. Free admission. To register as a singer in the competition, call Annette @ 925-634-5900. To participate as a vendor for the street faire portion of this event, contact Kerri @ 925-858-6220. We invite you to visit our downtown-area restaurants for dinner afterwards. Visit www.brentwooddowntown.com for more information.
Oct. 4: Downtown OktoberFest
The Downtown Brentwood Coalition hosts its annual “OktoberFest” on Saturday, October 4, from 2 – 6pm at First and Oak Streets downtown. Free admission. Music by Public Eye. Beer, brats, pretzels. Vendor booths available, contact Kerri @ 925-858-6220. After the OktoberFest, we invite you to visit our downtown-area restaurants for dinner.
Visit www.brentwooddowntown.com for more information.
August 5 – Brentwood National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, neighborhoods throughout Brentwood are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31th Annual National Night Out” crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Brentwood Police Department and your Neighborhood Watch Groups.
National Night Out involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, and Canada. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 5th.
NNO is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, our Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community relations and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!
From 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Brentwood are asked to lock your doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, and front steps, with neighbors, and police officers. All of our Neighborhood Watch groups are encouraged to plan special events, such as pot-lucks, block parties, ice cream socials, and the like. Brentwood Police Department representatives will be visiting neighborhoods during that time, helping you light up the city.
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 5, 5:30PM. If you plan to have something special in your neighborhood, please let us know no later than Thursday, August 1, 2014, so we can be sure to stop by. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Lt. Doug Silva at 925-809-7712 or [email protected] –
August 5 – Oakley National Night Out
If your neighborhood decides not to host their own event, all are invited to the Oakley Library located at 1050 Neroly Rd. The Library’s event will include live music, games, and crafts. For a printable flyer click here.
Free Event: Freedom High PTA Host National Night Out
On August 5, the Freedom High School PTSA is hosting a National Night out event which is free to the community from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Freedom Baseball Fields. You are encouraged to bring your family for a night filled with games, music and entertainment. You are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, blanket and lawn chairs.
- Oakley Police K-9 demonstration
- Mini-Boat Race
August September Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank
The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch’s continues their partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank and features six artists in their upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The new exhibit begins July 29th and continues through September 26th.
Featured artists are: Michele Eakin, Annamarie Fox, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Larry Luitjens.
There is a free artist reception on Thursday, August 7th, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please attend the reception to show your support for these outstanding artists. Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree
Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding bank holidays.
For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.
August 16: 12 Annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby
The City of Oakley is hosting the 12th Annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 16th at the Antioch/Oakley Pier off of Bridgehead Road.
This “FREE” Derby is for children ages 1 – 15. Pre-registration is not required, but is available at City Hall (3231 Main St) and at Hook, Line & Sinker (3100 Main St). Registration will also be open from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Pier on the day of the event.
The Derby will run from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with a short presentation, awards and free lunch to follow. Prizes will be awarded by age category for largest, smallest, and most fish caught. Participants should bring a fishing pole, however a limited number of loaner poles will be available. Free bait will be supplied.
El Campanil Theatre Upcoming Events
50’s Rock & Roll
Sunday August 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Classic Rock & Roll with today’s attitude! In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin’.
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Two Lives (Zwei Leben) (Germany)
International Film Showcase
Sunday August 24, 2014 2:00 pm (1 Showing New Time)
Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II.
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Close To You
Carpenters Tribute Concert
Sunday September 7, 2014 3:00 pm
The popular singing duo of the 1970’s and early 80’s focused on mid tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals.
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For future events to be included, contact [email protected]